Tour, Review & Giveaway: Armadillo Antics

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ARMADILLO ANTICS by Bill Martin Jr., Michael Sampson, Nathalie Beauvois Blog
Tour hosted by 
Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: ARMADILLO ANTICS

Author: Bill Martin Jr., Michael Sampson,
Nathalie Beauvois (Illustrations)

Pub. Date: April 26, 2022

Publisher: Brown Books Kids

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 32

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&NTBD, Bookshop.org


Join the Armadillo on His Nightly Romp!

Children will love the rhythm and rhyme that are hallmarks of the beloved
author duo of Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 as they follow the adventurous
armadillo through nighttime fun as dawn approaches.

Bill Martin Jr was the beloved author of more than three hundred books for children and teachers, including the classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Michael Sampson taught kindergarten through fourth grade before meeting fellow literacy expert Bill Martin Jr at a conference in Tucson, Arizona in 1978. They established a lifelong friendship and collaborated on many bestselling and award-winning books for children, including Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

Reviews:

“A wonderfully musical nighttime romp with stunning illustrations.” –Matt de la Peña, Newbery Medal-Winning, New York Times Bestselling
Author

“Beauvois, whose elaborately textured, highly dimensional surfaces recognize the paper collage legacy of Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert, creates a
series of striking contrasts to the repeating text’s simple rhymes. As the mammals appear, ready to “romp and play till the night is done,”
they’re shown in deep jewel tones with patterning reminiscent of a Missoni sweater… tagging along with this self-possessed, graphically stylish critter
and chanting its name as it leaps, digs, and dines makes for a memorable outing.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“For a romping night in the life of a roly-poly armadillo, pick up Armadillo Antics!”–Parade Magazine

“This short rhyming story about a night in the life of an armadillo is cozy and soothing. Beauvois’s collage-style art, especially the armadillo
curled up inside its next, gives Eric Carle vibes. A collection of eight facts on the final page will fascinate kids and grown-ups alike.”Parents
Magazine

Before I begin my review I have to quickly thank Rockstar Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this book tour and for graciously providing me with an eGalley of this upcoming release.

Imagine my surprise when I saw the email for this blog tour. I instantly had to sign up for this tour because Bill and Michael’s books were my son’s favorite picture books when he was little. He loved sitting on the couch and having them read to him. We would read them numerous times a day.

The illustrations are wonderful in the book. The illustrations are all in a collage style. I also loved that they included armadillo facts at the back of the book.

I thought the rhyme and rhythm of the book were perfect. This was the perfect length for it.

With armadillos being nocturnal animals, we follow one on his nightly journey from playing, jumping, eating, and so much more. I think kids would enjoy this and discovering more about an animal they might not otherwise know about.

I think this would make an excellent book to add to your collection.

 

 

About Bill Martin Jr.:

BILL MARTIN JR was the beloved author of more than 300 books for children and teachers, including the classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, which was illustrated by his friend Eric Carle, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Bill was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame by the International Literacy Association. The Bill Martin, Jr Picture Book Award, which is the
Kansas State award for best children’s picture book, was established in his name in 1996. Bill wrote Armadillo Antics with Michael Sampson when he moved to Texas, in honor of the fun, inquisitive creatures that roamed the woods outside his house. Visit Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson’s website at billmartinjr.com

 

Website |  Goodreads

 

 

About Michael Sampson:

MICHAEL SAMPSON taught kindergarten through fourth grade before meeting
fellow literacy expert Bill Martin Jr at a conference in Tucson, Arizona in
1978. They established a lifelong friendship and collaborated on many
bestselling and award-winning books for children, including_Chicka Chicka 1, 2,
3, and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Sampson often speaks at schools,
book festivals, and literacy conferences, where he is known for his
high-energy, entertaining performances. Dr. Sampson is a Fulbright Scholar and
a professor of literacy at St. John’s University in New York City. Visit Bill
Martin Jr and Michael Sampson’s website at billmartinjr.com. You can also
follow Michael on Twitter and Instagram @michaelsampson.

 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

 

About Nathalie Beauvois:

NATHALIE BEAUVOIS has a graphic design background in advertising and has also
studied industrial design. Nathalie started her career in the art departments
of ad agencies and eventually transitioned into freelance illustrating. Since
then, she has illustrated dozens of books and hundreds of magazines in
countries all over the world. Her creations always start the traditional way —
with paper and pencil. Depending on the visual task at hand, she mixes in techniques
such as watercolor, collage, vector drawing and Photoshop coloring and
texturizing. When not playing with the antics of armadillos, she is happily
living and working in Argentina with her family. Visit her website at
nathaliebeauvois.weebly.com. You can also find her on Instagram
@tanebeauvois_illustrations.

 

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner
will receive a finished copy of ARMADILLO ANTICS, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/18/2022

The book review
crew

Review/IG Post

4/18/2022

onemoreexclamation

Review/IG Post

4/19/2022

Do You Dog-ear?

Review/IG Post

4/19/2022

Excuse Me, I’m
Reading

Review

4/20/2022

Girls
in White Dresses

Review

4/20/2022

Little Red Reads

Review/IG Post

4/21/2022

Cindy’s Love of
Books

Review

4/21/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

4/22/2022

@just_another_mother_with_books

Review

4/22/2022

Just
Another Teen Reading Books

Review

Week Two:

4/25/2022

PickAGoodBook

Review/IG Post

4/25/2022

Jazzy Book
Reviews

Review/IG Post

4/26/2022

For
The Love Of The Page

Review/IG Post

4/26/2022

BookHounds YA

Review/IG Post

4/27/2022

Unconventional
Quirky Bibliophile

Review/IG Post

4/27/2022

@mamaisbooked

Review

4/28/2022

Two Points of
Interest

Review

4/28/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

4/29/2022

Nonbinary
Knight Reads

Review/IG Post

4/29/2022

onemused

Review/IG Post

 

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